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Property Taxes

Property Taxes
The City’s total 2019 tax levy for collection in 2020 is $13.9 million. The levy rate has fallen from 1.045 for the 1993 levy to .590 for the current year – a decrease in the tax rate of approximately 44%. The City of Highland Park has made a significant effort to minimize growth in property taxes.   

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Properties in North Shore School District 112  
Many residents do not realize that the City receives only approximately 7% of the total property taxes assessed on Highland Park property owners. The majority of the property taxes (70%) are remitted to schools, including elementary, high school and college. A breakdown of the 2019 property tax levy, collected during calendar year 2020, follows:   

 Agency in School District 112

Levy Rate

% Total

$ Paid 

 County of Lake

 0.597

 7%

 749

 City of Highland Park

0.590 

 7%

 741

 City of Highland Park Public Library

0.219 

 3%

 275

 Park District of Highland Park

             0.560

 7%

 702

 Southlake Mosquito Abatement

0.012 

 0.2%

 15

 North Shore School District 112

3.039 

 38%

 3,815

 College of Lake County 532

0.282 

 4%

 353

 Highland Park High School District 113

2.280 

 29%

 2,862

 North Shore Water Reclamation District

0.153 

 2%

192

 Lake County Forest Preserve

0.180 

 2%

 226

 Township of Moraine

0.056 

 1%

 70

 

7.966 

 100%

 10,000



Properties in Deerfield Public Schools District 109  
Many residents do not realize that the City receives only approximately 7% of the total property taxes assessed on Highland Park property owners. The majority of the property taxes (71%) are remitted to schools, including elementary, high school and college. A breakdown of the 2019 property tax levy, collected during calendar year 2020, follows:   

 Agency in School District 109

Levy Rate

% Total

$ Paid 

 County of Lake

0.597

 7%

742

 City of Highland Park

0.590 

7%

733

 City of Highland Park Public Library

0.219 

3%

272

 Park District of Highland Park

0.560 

 7%

696

 Southlake Mosquito Abatement

0.012 

0.2%

15

 North Shore School District 109

3.120 

39%

3,877

 College of Lake County 532

0.282 

4%

350

 Highland Park High School District 113

2.280 

28%

2,833

 North Shore Water Reclamation District

0.153 

2%

190

 Lake County Forest Preserve

0.180 

2%

223

 Township of Moraine

0.056 

 1%

69

 

8.047 

 100%

 10,000


Lake County Assessment List
Parcels located in Highland Park are assessed by Moraine Township Assessor or West Deerfield Township Assessor. To determine where your parcel is assessed, residents can access Lake County’s Assessment List or, contact the Lake County Assessment Office at 847.377.2050.

West Deerfield Township Assessor
The West Deerfield Township Assessor is responsible for assessing the value of select properties in Highland Park. The City of Highland Park has no jurisdiction in this regard. Should you have questions regarding the valuation of your property, please contact West Deerfield Township Assessor at 847.945.0614.

Moraine Township Assessor
The Moraine Township Assessor is responsible for assessing the value of select properties in Highland Park. The City of Highland Park has no jurisdiction in this regard. Should you have questions regarding the valuation of your property, please contact Moraine Township Assessor at 847.432.2100.

For More information on property taxes visit the Lake County web site

Additional Agencies Serving Residents
The City of Highland Park is one of several governmental agencies serving the residents of the City. Each of these agencies are operated under a separately elected board and make policy, tax levy and spending decisions independent of the Mayor and City Council. For your convenience, below are links to the web sites of these separate taxing districts where financial information may be accessed.